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Publication numberUS6871580 B2
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 10/462,634
Publication dateMar 29, 2005
Filing dateJun 17, 2003
Priority dateJun 17, 2003
Fee statusLapsed
Also published asDE20309895U1, US20040256813
Publication number10462634, 462634, US 6871580 B2, US 6871580B2, US-B2-6871580, US6871580 B2, US6871580B2
InventorsTony Hsu
Original AssigneeLundar Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gasket for sealing a heating chamber of an electronic coffee maker
US 6871580 B2
Abstract
A gasket for sealing a heating chamber of an electronic coffee maker, the heating chamber comprises a lid, a tank, bolts and nuts. The lid comprises a base with holes at four corners, and the tank also has a base with four holes at four corners. A gasket also comprises four holes at four corners corresponding to the holes of the bases of the lid and the tank. The gasket is placed on the base of the tank, and then the lid is placed on the gasket in sequence and fastened with the bolts and the nuts to seal the heating chamber securely.
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Claims(1)
1. A gasket for sealing a heating chamber of an electronic coffee maker, said heating chamber comprising a lid, a tank, bolts and nuts, said lid comprising a base with at least four holes at four corners, said tank comprising a base with at least four holes at four corners, said holes of said base of said lid corresponding to said holes of said base of said tank;
the gasket being captured between said base of said lid and said base of said tank to define a continuously sealed portion, said gasket including a peripheral portion extending radially outward from said sealed portion, said peripheral portion having a plurality of holes displaced from said sealed portion and corresponding to said holes of said bases of said lid and said tank for insertion of said bolts, said lid and said tank being secured together with said bolts and said nuts, said gasket being engaged between said base of said lid and said base of said tank.
Description
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to a gasket, and more particularly to a heating chamber of a coffee maker with a gasket to seal the heating chamber securely.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A coffee maker has become a popular appliance to most families to brew their coffee. The coffee maker current on the market uses an O-ring 63 between a base 61 and a tank 62 with bolts and nuts to seal a heating chamber 6, as shown in FIG. 3. In order to achieve the sealing purpose, the inner diameter of the O-ring 63 must be smaller than the top inner edge of the tank 62, and a user has to pull the O-ring 63 to be fastened. This pulling may deform the O-ring and cause leakage.

In view of the above-mentioned shortcomings, a renovated coffee maker sealing structure has derived.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is the primary object of the present invention to provide a gasket for sealing a heating chamber of an electronic coffee maker, which the gasket seals the heating chamber in a secure without leakage consideration.

It is another object of the present invention to provide the gasket for sealing a heating chamber of an electronic coffee maker, which the gasket has a longer life span.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide the gasket for sealing a heating chamber of an electronic coffee maker, which do not increase cost and provides a batter quality product.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the present invention, partially sectioned; and

FIG. 3 is a side cross-sectional view of a prior art.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

A coffee maker with a gasket to seal a heating chamber, as shown in FIG. 1, the heating chamber comprises a lid 1, a tank 2, bolts 3 and nuts 4.

The lid 1 comprises a base 11 with holes 111 at four corners. The tank 2 also comprises a base 21 with holes 211 at four corners thereof, corresponding to the four holes 111 of the base 11 of the lid 1. When placing the lid 1 on the top of the tank 2, the holes 111 of the lid 1 align with the holes 211 of the tank 2. The bolts 3 are inserted through the holes 111 and 211 and threaded with the nuts 4.

The tank 2 also accommodates a heater 22 and a heating valve 23 therein. The heater 22 is secured onto the lid 2 by a nut 24. A gasket 5 is placed between the base 11 of the lid 1 and the base 21 of the tank 2. The gasket 5 has four holes 51 at four corners corresponding to the holes 111 and 211 for insertion of the bolts 3. This provides a seamless connection.

To practice, as shown in FIG. 2, the lid 1 and the gasket 5 are placed on the tank 2 and fastened with the bolts 3 and the nuts 4.

Patent Citations
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US4503757 *Jan 16, 1984Mar 12, 1985Bunn-O-Matic CorporationBeverage brewing apparatus
US4978833 *Jan 27, 1989Dec 18, 1990Bunn-O-Matic CorporationHot water dispenser having improved water temperature control system
US5582411 *Dec 13, 1994Dec 10, 1996International Business Machines CorporationScavenging compound infiltrated gasket
Classifications
U.S. Classification99/293, 99/279, 277/590, 277/628
International ClassificationA47J31/54
Cooperative ClassificationA47J31/54
European ClassificationA47J31/54
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
May 19, 2009FPExpired due to failure to pay maintenance fee
Effective date: 20090329
Mar 29, 2009LAPSLapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
Oct 6, 2008REMIMaintenance fee reminder mailed
Jun 17, 2003ASAssignment
Owner name: LUNDAR ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:HSU, TONY;REEL/FRAME:014198/0237
Effective date: 20030610
Owner name: LUNDAR ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. NO. 28, LANE
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:HSU, TONY /AR;REEL/FRAME:014198/0237